Kelso 32-year-old jailed for causing disturbance at Hawick supermarket

A 32-year-old man has been jailed for 20 months for causing a disturbance at a Hawick supermarket.

By Court Reporter
Friday, 1st May 2020, 12:23 pm
Morrisons in Hawick.
Morrisons in Hawick.

Carl Kirsopp pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm at Mart Street’s Morrisons store at the beginning of last month.

He had originally been accused of possession of a knife and theft by shoplifting but those allegations were dropped after he admitted a charge of threatening and abusive behaviour.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told he had a lengthy list of previous convictions.

Kirsopp, of no fixed abode but originally from Kelso, had his 20-month sentence backdated to March 4, that being when he was first remanded in connection with the matter.

It’s his second custodial sentence of over a year and a half in a matter of months as he was jailed for 580 days in November, though that prison term was backdated to May, for causing a disturbance at Kelso Community Hospital and at the town’s Rosewood Gardens.